30 Behind the Scenes Photographs From the Morrison Hotel’s Album Cover Photo Shoot in Los Angeles, 1969

Morrison Hotel is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Doors, released February 9, 1970 by Elektra Records. The Doors entered Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles in November 1969 to record the album which is divided into two separately titled sides; “Hard Rock Cafe” and “Morrison Hotel”. The group included session bassistsContinue reading “30 Behind the Scenes Photographs From the Morrison Hotel’s Album Cover Photo Shoot in Los Angeles, 1969”

18 Amazing Vintage Photos of Women’s Swimsuits During the 1950s

In the 1940s corset manufacturers saw a gap in the undergarments market. Corsetry was losing ground, but the new more revealing swimsuits really needed experts to design garments that hid faults in a woman’s shape. Manufacturers achieved this by adding stretch tummy control panels to hold in the stomach. Most also used bra cups andContinue reading “18 Amazing Vintage Photos of Women’s Swimsuits During the 1950s”

20 Incredible Color Photographs Showing Life in Texas in the Early 1940s

On the eve of the Great Depression, most Texans lived on farms or ranches or in small towns. Though the previous decade saw successes in oil, the economy was still dominated by agriculture – cotton in the north, livestock in the west and a growing citrus industry in the south. When the stock market crashedContinue reading “20 Incredible Color Photographs Showing Life in Texas in the Early 1940s”

55 Stunning Photos of Actress Tallulah Bankhead During The 1920s & 1930s

Born 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama, American actress Tallulah Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit. Originating some of the 20th century theater’s preeminent roles in comedy and melodrama, she gained acclaim as an actress on both sides of the Atlantic. Bankhead became an icon of the tempestuous, flamboyant actress, andContinue reading “55 Stunning Photos of Actress Tallulah Bankhead During The 1920s & 1930s”

54 Fantastic Black-and-White Photographs Showing Everyday Life of Soldiers and Civilians during World War I

As countries caught up in the war sent soldiers to the front lines, they also built support behind the lines and at home, with women taking many roles. As villages became battlefields, refugees were scattered across Europe. (via The Atlantic)

19 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s

Back in 1947, when LIFE accompanied 10,000 young men and women to Balboa Beach in Southern California for spring break, the shenanigans wouldn’t have scored any higher than a PG rating. Daylight brought beachside dancing, boat races, beauty pageants and sunbathing. The evening hours found students aglow in the warmth of bonfires as portable radiosContinue reading “19 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s”

Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London – creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era. Previously, only a handful of Warner’s sympathetic portraits of the children who lived in theContinue reading “Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries”

45 Beautiful Color Photos of Sophia Loren in the 1950s and 1960s

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone).Continue reading “45 Beautiful Color Photos of Sophia Loren in the 1950s and 1960s”

The Last Known Photographs of the Now Extinct Thylacine, Known as the Tasmanian Tiger, 1933

The Thylacine, also called Tasmanian tiger because of its striped lower back, or the Tasmanian wolf because of its canid-like characteristics, was neither a tiger nor a wolf, but a marsupial, and closely related to the Tasmanian devil. The last known Tasmanian tiger died in 1936, but hundreds of unconfirmed sightings have spurred investigations intoContinue reading “The Last Known Photographs of the Now Extinct Thylacine, Known as the Tasmanian Tiger, 1933”